March 6, 2015 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Social Science Matters: Perspectives on Inequality—Linguistics Symposium

This symposium, Linguistic Inequality: Language and Power in the Americas, includes Jennifer Leeman (Associate Professor of Spanish Linguistics, George Mason University); Nelson Flores (Assistant Professor of Educational Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania); and José Del Valle (Professor of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages, City University of New York).

March 6, 2015 - 12:00pm

NSF Information Session: Intellectual Merits and Broader Impacts in Social, Behavioral and Economic (SBE) Sciences

Dr. Maryann Feldman, Heninger Distinguished Professor in the Department of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina and NSF Program Officer for the Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP) program, drawing from her experiences in the arena of federal grants, will present an informational session for social scientist planning to submit proposals followed by a question and answer period. 

March 10, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Introduction to Semi-Structured and Unstructured Interview Methods

An ISSR short course by Eric Griffith to teach how to recognize when to use semi-structured or unstructed interviews, and then be able to generate an efficient and effective line of questioning.

March 12, 2015 - 4:00pm

Social Science Matters: Perspectives on Inequality—Chai Feldblum

"Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination: Revisiting Sex Discrimination Law," presented by Chai Feldblum, Commissioner of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and founder of the Federal Legislation and Administrative Clinic, representing clients such as Catholic Charities USA, the National Disability Rights Network, and the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law. 

March 23, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Intermediate Social Network Theory

An ISSR short course by Matt Denny designed to build on the social network concepts developed in the Introduction to Social Network Theory workshop and engage with more complex concepts.

March 24, 2015 - 4:00pm

Distinguished Faculty Lecture: Professor Gerald A. Epstein

Professor Gerald A. Epstein will present "When Big is Too Big: Do the Financial System’s Social Benefits Justify Its Size?" The Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series celebrates the value of academic excellence and recognizes the distinguished achievements of faculty. Those chosen for the series also receive the Chancellor's Medal, the highest honor bestowed to faculty by the campus.


March 25, 2015 - 11:15am to 12:45pm

STPEC Brown Bag with Sexual Minorities Archive

This talk is part of the STPEC Activist Brown Bag Lunch Series. The Sexual Minorities Educational Foundation, Inc. continues and expands the work of the Sexual Minorities Archives to collect, preserve, protect, and make accessible the literature, history, and art of all sexual minorities of all races and ethnicities. We seek to inform, educate, and inspire the TLGBIQ community and our allies to understand our unique stories, and individual and collective experiences.

March 25, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Exploring Coded Data in NVivo 10: Getting Started with Queries

An ISSR short course by Jackie Stein to help NVivo 10 users use queries that allow them to look at their data in smaller, thematically organized groupings.

March 26, 2015 - 4:00pm

Social Science Matters: Perspectives on Inequality—Suzanne Mettler

"Degrees of Inequality: How Higher Education Politics Sabotaged the American Dream," presented by Suzanne Mettler, Clinton Rossiter Professor of American Institutions in the Government Department at Cornell University with research and teaching interests in public policy (including social welfare, tax, health, and education policies), American political development, political behavior and civic engagement, and inequality. 

April 1, 2015 - 4:00pm

Social Science Matters: Perspectives on Inequality—Margaret Gray

"Labor and the Locavore," presented by Margaret Gray, whose book of the same title won the 2014 Book of the Year Award from the Association for the Study of Food and Society and the American Political Science Association (APSA) Labor Project. Gray's work focuses on low-wage, non-citizen workers in the agro-food industry and their political, social, and economic opportunities. Primarily focused on the power structures facing marginalized workers.